Candy the normal horse

Candy the normal horse

A couple of weeks ago, the vet was out to my neighbor’s for normal maintenance and spring vaccinations. I told my neighbor to put my horses on the list; I can’t overstate the convenience of living next door to a big boarding barn. All three…

Lessons on Candy

Lessons on Candy

Some time shortly before the new year, I was texting with a foxhunting friend. (Longtime readers will know her from the Q & A about foxhunting she did on this blog!) Our conversation centered around getting ourselves and our horses fit for a combined test…

Impromptu lesson

Impromptu lesson

The weather on Monday was gorgeous, so I left work a little early to go ride. I decided to ride Candy- she continues to go well on the longe, but still struggles with tension and nervousness under saddle. When I rode her last week, all…

Reflections on 2018

Reflections on 2018

It’s easy for me to look back on 2018 and declare it the shittiest year ever. My eagerly anticipated foal was euthanized after being in and out of the vet clinic for a month. The vet bill incurred by Marrakesh and Gina’s care was staggering…

Longe, longe, longe

Longe, longe, longe

Over the summer, my dressage guru friend patiently listened to me whine about Candy. Every now and then, I throw myself a pity party about her because I’ve had her for over two years and she has made minimal progress towards being the kind of…